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  Shih-tou Hsi-chien (700-790) was a very well known Chinese Ch'an master.
As a young monk, he was one of the disciples of the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng.
After Hui-neng passed away, Shih-tou continued his pilgrimage...
He paid a vist... continue...

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1. Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow talk "Groundhog Day," Buddhism, and San Francisco in the 60s - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow talk "Groundhog Day," Buddhism, and San Francisco in the 60s
Lion's Roar
Zen Buddhism is the cleanest, sparest, most rigorous religious practice there is. You sit for forty minutes in an extremely painful cross-legged position trying to keep your mind centered and focused. [Editor's note: Read actual Zazen/zen meditation ...



2. Stephen Coan reviews Mzansi Zen by Antony Osler - Books LIVE (blog)

Stephen Coan reviews Mzansi Zen by Antony Osler
Books LIVE (blog)
The question Antony Osler's Mzansi Zen challenges us to explore. The word “zen” is Japanese for meditation as well as the name of a particular Buddhist tradition, Zen Buddhism, literally “meditation Buddhism”, emphasising the practice that is its hallmark.



3. Rochester Zen Center meditates on 50 years - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Zen Center meditates on 50 years
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Kapleau founded the Zen Center in 1966 after spending more than a decade in Japan studying Zen Buddhism and publishing a book titled The Three Pillars of Zen in 1965. Zen, which means "attention," calls for a practice founded in mindfulness and intuition.



4. A Zen Master Speaks: Poems By Dick Allen - Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant

A Zen Master Speaks: Poems By Dick Allen
Hartford Courant
You may have heard him on "Prairie Home Companion" recently. He has been a Zen Buddhist as well as a student of Zen for more than 50 years, and is the author of "Zen Master Poems," forthcoming this summer. About the philosophy of the Zen Master who ...



5. Mindfulness Has Gone Corporate—Why Has America Appropriated Buddhism for Capitalist Ends? - AlterNet

AlterNet

Mindfulness Has Gone Corporate—Why Has America Appropriated Buddhism for Capitalist Ends?
AlterNet
Zen Buddhist teacher David Loy and management professor Ron Purser call this form of the technique “McMindfulness.” “Rather than applying mindfulness as a means to awaken individuals and organizations from the unwholesome roots of greed, ill will, and ...



6. Review: John Cage's Historical Niche, a Legacy in Letters - New York Times

New York Times

Review: John Cage's Historical Niche, a Legacy in Letters
New York Times
All his chief passions are here in the letters: Pierre Boulez, Zen Buddhism, cooking, Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Buckminster Fuller, Jasper Johns, McLuhan, Robert Rauschenberg, mushrooms, Erik Satie, Mark Tobey. Each would open Cage's ...



7. York Minster brings in Zen Buddhism, quietly - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

York Minster brings in Zen Buddhism, quietly
Telegraph.co.uk
But, in what will be seen as a striking departure from its Christian traditions, senior clergy at the Minster have quietly introduced a new form of spiritual enrichment altogether: Zen Buddhist meditation. A new “sangha” – meaning community or order ...



8. Bon Dance and Gerald Hirata - Thegardenisland.com

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Bon Dance and Gerald Hirata
Thegardenisland.com
In 1903, a Zen Buddhist temple was established in Camp 3, the first of its sect to be established in Hawaii and the Americas. The temple and the Japanese community shaped the character of Camp 3, Hirata said. All activities, social, cultural and ...



9. US scholar recounts how Korean Zen master shaped his life - Korea Times

Korea Times

US scholar recounts how Korean Zen master shaped his life
Korea Times
As a master of the Jorgye Order of Korean Seon, he went to the United States in 1974 and established several Buddhist organizations, including the Cambridge Zen Center near Harvard and the International Kwan Um School of Zen, to spread Buddhism there ...




 



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